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New York Workplace Injury Lawyers

Trusted Accident Lawyers Fight for Workplace Injury Victims Throughout New York City

Workplace injury claims are frequently viewed as resolvable by filing a simple workers’ compensation claim form.  For many injured workers, this couldn’t be further from the truth. If your claim has been delayed or denied—or if you aren’t entitled to workers’ compensation at all—you need a skilled lawyer by your side to fight for your rights.

At Proner & Proner, our top-rated NYC workplace injury lawyers are committed to helping injured workers get the compensation they deserve.  Mitchell Proner, our lead attorney, has been recognized as among the most experienced advocates for accident victims in the country. For over 50 years, we have dedicated our careers to client service.  We know that recovering from an accident can be difficult and work tirelessly to get justice for our injured clients.

Complications sometimes arise in recovering compensation for workplace injuries.  Your workers’ compensation claim can be denied. You might find that your benefits are insufficient and want to explore alternative options to getting fair compensation.  We work with you and your family to identify all compensation that you are entitled to receive—and fight for your right to get the most compensation possible.

To schedule your free initial case review with the talented NYC workplace injury lawyers at Proner & Proner, call our office or fill out this online contact form today.

Recovering Compensation for NYC Workplace Injuries

In New York, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.  Workers’ compensation provides benefits to all employees who suffer workplace injuries.  Both part-time and full-time employees are covered—from day one of your employment.

Individuals who are generally not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits include:

  • Independent contractors,
  • Police officers who are covered under a separate program,
  • Other employees who are covered by a municipal or federal-level workers’ compensation program.

Independent contractors, while not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, may be entitled to file a lawsuit if the employer’s negligence caused or contributed to the injury.  Even injured employees may be entitled to file a third-party claim if someone who wasn’t the employer caused the work accident. Third-party claims can help you get compensation from negligent:

Common Types of Accidents Causing Workplace Injuries in NYC

We all know that some jobs are naturally more dangerous than others.  Some of the more common types of work accidents that can cause serious injury include:

You may also be entitled to compensation for a workplace injury that occurs more subtly over time.  Repetitive stress injuries and even carpal tunnel syndrome can cause you to suffer extreme pain—without ever having been involved in a work accident.  Proving that these injuries happened in the workplace can be difficult. The experienced injury lawyers at Proner & Proner are here to help.

Skilled Injury Lawyers Advocate for Full Compensation for Victims of Workplace Injuries in NYC

Many injured workers are surprised at how expensive a workplace injury can quickly become.  On top of medical expenses and rehab costs, you might see your credit card bills and unpaid expenses continue to rise while you cannot work.  Workers’ compensation generally provides benefits for:

  • Medical bills,
  • A portion of your lost wages,
  • Death benefits.

Workers’ compensation can help you get back on your feet again after a workplace injury.  You might also be entitled to compensation beyond what the system provides. We can investigate to explore whether you may be entitled to file a third-party claim against a non-employer who was responsible for your accident.  This type of claim can give you the right to benefits for:

  • Any unreimbursed medical costs,
  • Physical therapy and rehab,
  • Your full lost wages,
  • Your lost future earning ability,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress.

The skilled injury lawyers at Proner & Proner are ready to handle any of the complications that may arise in getting compensation for your workplace injury.  We can help if:

  • You were denied workers’ compensation benefits as an independent contractor—but your employer hired you as a contractor when you were really properly classified as an employee,
  • Your workers’ compensation claim was denied because your employer claimed the accident didn’t happen at work,
  • Your workers’ compensation claim was denied on technical grounds,
  • Your workers’ compensation benefit seems lower than it should be,
  • A third party, non-employer was negligent and caused your injuries,
  • You were working as an independent contractor and want to explore options for filing a personal injury lawsuit.

At Proner & Proner, our injury lawyers understand all too well that a workplace injury can leave you struggling physically and financially for months—if not years or longer.  We fight tirelessly to get you the fair compensation you need both now and for the future so that you can recover properly from your injury.

Speak with Our Top-Rated New York City Injury Lawyers About Your Workplace Injury Claim Today

Whether you are having problems with your workers’ compensation claim or want to explore your options for filing a lawsuit, our talented injury lawyers are here to help.  We review your case for free and without any obligation on your part. To speak with our experienced NYC workplace injury lawyers, call our office or contact us online today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Injuries in NYC

FAQ: What if I think my workers’ compensation benefit amount is wrong. Can I get additional payments for my workplace injury?

Our lawyers can help evaluate whether your workers’ compensation benefit amount was properly calculated. Your disability benefit is based on your average wages and mistakes do happen. We can also explore options for filing a lawsuit outside of the workers’ compensation system in some cases.

FAQ: What if I suffered a workplace injury but it wasn’t my employer’s fault. Am I still entitled to compensation?

The NYC workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system. That means workers’ compensation benefits are available for workplace injuries even if your employer did not cause your injuries. In fact, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if you caused the accident in which you were injured.

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